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measurement?collections | Harry Novianto | DIEHARDADIDASFAN

The newest installment of measurement?collections noticed us pack our luggage and journey all the best way to Jakarta to go to Harry Novianto. You may bear in mind him as the person who began DIEHARDADIDASFAN, the South Jakarta platform which connects members of the Indonesian adidas accumulating group. It was footwear from this assortment that impressed our ‘The Misplaced Ones’ Trimm Trab – ?unique pack from final yr.

Harry’s assortment is so expansive that he isn’t precisely certain what number of pairs are in it; nor does he need to know, explaining, “I don’t know the precise variety of collections that I’ve as a result of I’m not courageous sufficient to rely.” His fear is that if he have been to rely all of them, he may lose his ardour for accumulating adidas – however for context, he was shocked when a buddy knowledgeable him that he has purchased 500 pairs from Harry alone.

It began out with different manufacturers like Camper, PUMA, Nike, Onitsuka Tiger and Patrick, earlier than he obtained a pair of adidas SL 72 from a shopper as a present – and the remainder is historical past. At the moment, Harry has been accumulating adidas for round 9 years, with the primary pair he really bought being an adidas Plimsalao collection, made in Indonesia.

At present, Harry is concentrated on accumulating classic adidas from the ‘70s and ‘80s, with these pairs having a uniqueness that units them other than the others. One such instance is an adidas Amsterdam which Harry got here throughout in Germany. That individual collection was produced with totally different variations, which piqued his curiosity; “possibly the distinction is just not vital, however that’s what makes me and challenged to disclose what are the variations.”

The rarity can also be a draw for Harry; the rarer it’s, the extra he desires so as to add it to his assortment. He recollects that one ‘Holy Grail’ silhouette took him seven years to search out, with six years spent looking around the globe. So, you could surprise… what precisely is the rarest pair in his assortment? Properly, there’s just a few.

There’s a primary version adidas Tobacco that was made in France, and an adidas Java Made in Romania; “my pals mentioned that I used to be the primary to disclose that the adidas Java made in Romania exists.” Finishing the uncommon trio, Harry additionally has a primary version adidas Riviera which dates again to 1969 or 1970. As for his favorite? The adidas Java Made in France; it’s blue with blue stripes, which holds additional attraction as blue is certainly one of Harry’s favorite colors.

On the accumulating scene in Indonesia, Harry feels that classic adidas collectors and lovers are few and much between; there aren’t greater than 5 classic adidas collectors in Indonesia that he is aware of of – maybe because of the effort required and the price of accumulating classic adidas. Quite the opposite, there are many fashionable adidas collectors. “I truthfully really feel like I’ve a accountability to have extra individuals right here particularly in Indonesia to start out accumulating classic adidas, as a result of I really feel like we want new individuals to like adidas so that it’s going to dwell endlessly.”

Endlessly on the hunt for adidas collection that he’s not acquired but, Harry’s not afraid to journey across the globe seeking uncommon classic pairs. Whether or not it’s an adidas Spike from the ‘50s-‘60s that he present in a Barcelona flea market, an ‘80s adidas bag from Munich, or thirty pairs of classic adidas that he’d by no means come throughout earlier than in Japan – the search takes him in every single place.

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